Bad Moms Love Internet Memes

By on April 12, 2012

I don't have a lot of time to fart around on the Internet (Full-time job, part-time freelancing, husband, three kids, etc.) but if there's something that can see me wasting time for the sake of laughing at ALL THE THINGS, it's ridiculous Internet memes. I got sucked into the Internet vortex of Awesome thanks to [...]

How Lazy Was My Vacation?

By on January 4, 2012
lazy kitte

cell phone tracker for iphone We have really been enjoying our winter break. I mean, really enjoying our winter break. In fact, winter break 2011/2012 may go down as being one of the best winter breaks we?ve ever had. Naw, we?re not spending it in Hawaii or on a picturesque mountain somewhere ? heck, we [...]

Actually, your kids are just fine. And so are you.

By on November 1, 2011
Apparently This Is What A Nobel Prize Looks Like. Who Knew?

So on top of last week’s revelation that you’re a worse parent than you think, comes The Onion’s assertation that no matter how you parent, you suck. In? study published last week, someone very smart determined that every style of parenting produces disturbed, miserable adults. And yes, it’s from the Onion so of course it’s [...]

Toddler Bad Hair Days

By on October 4, 2011
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So understand that at the best of times, this is my child’s hair. She’s got this silky fine, superstraight, flighty hair that protests against any and all attempts at styling – and whatever her hair doesn’t actively protest,  the rest of her does. I can’t get near her with a hairbrush, let alone an elastic [...]

Feminist Parenting and Sex Ed: Bad Moms Still Have Some Work To Do

By on August 9, 2011

“I’m never going to have an operation on my private parts,” Julian said as we were eating dessert last night. He is, of course, referring to his father’s recent vasectomy, which he knows means that we are not having any more children, a fact that he will gladly share with anyone who asks. “I’m just [...]

Bad Moms Refuse To Buy Good Toys

By on January 4, 2011
Kicking it Old School

The gift giving season is officially over for the next few months in my house. Thank God. Now that it’s over, I can tell you what a jerk I’ve been. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we really scaled back on how many presents we bought our kids for Christmas this year.  (And, [...]

Bad Moms Scale Back On Gifts

By on December 21, 2010
devin on bike enough presents for christmas

In my house, we celebrate Christmas.  Both the Christian holiday that includes mass and baby Jesus stories, and the secular holiday that includes presents and stockings and old men sneaking into your house while you’re asleep.  I’m all about telling my children that they are being watched while they sleep. One of my favorite parts [...]

Bad Moms Have To Do More With Less Time (Giveaway! Phones And Candy!)

By on November 19, 2010

Lately I haven’t been getting much sleep. Actually, no one in my family is getting sleep except for our cats but they could sleep through a Metallica tour curled up in Lars’ bass drum. I could try to blame our inability to sleep on the recent time change but that wouldn’t be true. We’ve had [...]

Road Tripping With Tiaras

By on February 23, 2010

Barbies, princesses, and the colour pink: these are all topics that I have wrung my hands over again and again until they were raw and needed to be encased in totally unironic evening gloves. But I chilled my concerns about all things pink and princess-y when I realized how much these things inspired my daughter's [...]

Bad Moms Love Lost, But Totally Don’t Know What The Hell Is Going On, OMG

By on February 11, 2010

I've been sick. Like, Island-infection-dip-me-in-the-Temple-hot-tub sick. So sick that I've barely been able to raise my head to slurp my Benylin DM, but not so sick that I couldn't watch Lost. And I'll say this: Lost makes a little more sense when you're hopped up on meds. Not enough to be comprehensible, but still. Every [...]

Baby Einstein, Baby Shmeinstein: Crazy Roller Baby Videos Are Good For My Kid, And For Me.

By on January 20, 2010

The girl is home sick today. And when I say 'sick,' I mean, 'possibly contagious and so unable to mingle with her peers but well enough to run around the house and wreak havoc upon everything including my work day.' Which is to say, not sick enough to sit still long enough for me to [...]

Hyper Parents And Helicopter Parents And Curler Parents, Oh My

By on January 20, 2010

I think that the most interesting thing about the trailer for the upcoming CBC documentary on hyper parenting (watch it after the jump) was the news that in some places 'helicopter' parents are referred to as 'curler' parents (as in curling, the winter sport; as in, presumably, 'sweeping away all obstacles so that one's giant [...]

Bad Moms Like Morphine

By on December 21, 2009

One half of our team is in hospital this morning with some kind of mysterious something something requiring tests and, also, morphine. Which really, really sucks, and the other half of the team is really, really worried, but also appreciative of the fact that, hey, morphine. And bed rest. And little cups of jello… So [...]

If You Liked It Then You Shoulda Put A Sling On It

By on December 9, 2009

My first baby hated slings. HATED them. Slings, Baby Bjorns, carriers: if it strapped her against me, she didn't want to have anything to do with it. My second baby? LOVED the sling. My back still hurts from all the sling-loving. It probably would have hurt more if I'd been doing this sort of thing:

Festivus: Something For The Rest Of Us (Or, Oh Crap, Is It That Time Of Year Again?)

By on December 8, 2009

Confession: I'm incredibly disorganized at the holidays, specifically the ones that hit in December. At this point my Christmas and Festivus cards aren't sent (or even purchased), gifts — even for those who live far away and require one month mailing windows — haven't been selected, oh hell, I don't even know who I'm buying [...]